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Duke of Edinburgh Adventures

Pupils pass Mountain First-Aid course and take on rough waters in Chichester

Mountain Outdoor First-Aid Course

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 November

Eleven Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award participants spent their weekend completing their Mountain Outdoor First-Aid Course. The course included an online course, classroom style learning and a range of different practical exercises and scenarios both in and outdoors.

All the pupils passed their assessment and are now qualified first-aiders for the next three years. Well done to all, a fantastic achievement to be very proud of.

Chichester Harbour up-stream Kayak

Sunday 25 November

A further 15 pupils taking the award spent Sunday paddling in Chichester Harbour for the second of their six planned training days. They are working towards achieving their British Canoeing 3 Star Awards before heading off to Norway in July for their Gold Assessment.

The group performed extremely well, especially as this was only the second time some of the group had been in a kayak. After some route planning and tide calculations, we headed off up-stream in force four conditions. The pupils spent time manoeuvring and controlling their kayaks, building on the skills they had learned two weeks ago. They also experienced paddling against, and side on, to the wind and the tide.

All participants worked well and are progressing nicely towards their goal. Well done to all.


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